• Not all private hospitals and doctors are money-driven people
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • It is sad to see that the Changi Airport cleaning lady is 85 years old and still working
  • ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
  • Local Celebrity famously known as 'Muthu' has passed away
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • Authorities somehow identify defecating woman as 34 yr old Singaporean
  • Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
  • NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
  • PM Lee: I blame the internet for the current levels of social unrest

GIMME THE OLD MODEL ANYTIME

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 July 2014 - 7:59am

The most popular minister in the cabinet just said that fare hikes are needed to keep bus contracting model sustainable. Makes you wonder if he ever asked himself whether the people needed a more expensive bus contracting model in the first place. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew also said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is working on a framework to assess the passenger threshold a new route ought to meet before it can be operated.


GERMANY HAMMERS BRAZIL 7-1 IN SEMI-FINAL, WORST-EVER DEFEAT FOR HOST NATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 July 2014 - 7:51am

Germany scored five goals in 18 astonishing first-half minutes on its way to a 7-1 semi-final mauling of Brazil on Wednesday morning which shattered the host nation's hopes of winning its sixth World Cup. It was the most shocking result in the tournament's history, as well as a record World Cup defeat for Brazil and its first at home in 64 competitive matches since 1975. Germany will meet either Argentina or the Netherlands in Monday morning's final in Rio de Janeiro after an unbelievable performance in which striker Miroslav Klose became the tournament's highest scorer of all time with his 16th World Cup goal. 


STARHUB AND LG SHUN RESPONSIBLITIES ON DEFECTIVE PHONE

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 10:24pm

Dear TRS, I want to share with you my bad experience with StarHub and LG. I received a defective phone with my new contract and I couldn't get it repaired. StarHub and LG both kept blaming each other and now I have no phone but still have to pay my contract! I'm utterly disappointed in Starhub and LG. What happened was, I recontracted my mobile line with Starhub and gotten a new LG G3 Pro that was launched on 27 June 2014 for $59 (was $259 but paid with my $200 starhub voucher). 


PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS ON CPF – ARE MPS FEIGNING STUPIDITY OR WHAT?

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 10:14pm

Parliamentary questions on the CPF today will attempt to evade the question on transparency issueregarding Singaporeans’ $260 billion retirement savings. That the majority of CPF members need our money does not seem to concern our MPs. Every MP seems clueless despite so much online discussions and the “Return our CPF” protest at Hong Lim Park. Do MPs not understand the meaning of “return”?


WHY WAIT TILL 2016?

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 10:11pm

If the current dissatisfaction level of the citizens are as high as the internet suggests, why does everyone wait till the 2016 election? Last I checked, we are still a democracy (according to the national pledge at least), and that means that we can vote out anyone we want anytime, as long as the required number of votes is met. If the PAP insists on running this country like a business, then I shall use a business analogy here.


THARMAN: I GUARANTEE THAT YOUR CPF INVESTMENTS ARE SAFE

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 10:04pm

DPM and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in Parliament today that CPF investments are guaranteed to be safe, regardless of any returns on investments or even losses made by GIC. Tharman also emphasised that Temasek does not manage any CPF money. He explained that all risk is borne by the Government and all interest and money promised to CPF members is guaranteed. 


OVER HALF OF SINGAPOREANS WOULD CONSIDER BACKSTABBING FRIENDS AT WORK FOR A PROMOTION

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 9:39pm

According to a recent Relationships@Work study conducted by LinkedIn, most Singaporeans would put promotions above workplace friendships. 51.6% of Singaporeans said that they would consider sacrificing their workplace friendships if it meant getting a promotion. Turns out, that Singaporeans aren't very friendly in the workplace after all. In fact, 40.9% of young Singaporean employees (aged between 18 and 34) admitted that they make friends with colleagues mainly because they believe it may help them in their own career. 


J.K. ROWLING JUST PUBLISHED A NEW HARRY POTTER STORY

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 9:22pm

Nearly seven years after publishing the final book in the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has given fans an update on the beloved wizard in new writing published to her website Pottermore. In the new story, written as a gossip column dispatch from Potter character Rita Skeeter in the Daily Prophet, Harry is now a thirty-something with a mysterious cut on his cheek, as well as “a couple of threads of silver” in his hair. He is also married to Ron Weasley’s sister, Ginny Potter, who is now a journalist. Ron, of course, is married to Hermione Granger, while Skeeter writes that his “famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly.”


75% OF MPS ABSENT FROM PARLIAMENT DURING IMPORTANT VOTES ON POTENTIAL LAWS

THEREALSINGAPORE 8 July 2014 - 8:30pm

While parliamentary sessions may not be the most entertaining thing for regular Singaporeans to watch and follow, when taxpayers are paying MPs $15,000 a month to 'represent' our voices, it is shocking to know that up to 75% of our elected MPs are skipping parliament. Yesterday, two votes on proposed bills had to be stopped halfway because it was pointed out that there were not enough MPs in parliament to meet the minimum required number of votes as stated in the constitution. 


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